Is Clearwater Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.59 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Clearwater Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25% Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 75% High
  • Water Quality 75% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Clearwater, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Clearwater?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Clearwater.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for Florida, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


Many people believe that tap water is free of any toxins, while others think it''s simply contaminated. Some people go as far as saying that the only reason people in the United States drink tap water is because they think they can get away with it. While there are many reasons that people choose to drink bottled water, the most common is probably the price.

It''s easy to see why people would rather buy bottled than drink tap water. The fact that it comes from a bottle means that it''s considered to be healthier because it''s kept from being polluted with chemicals and other impurities.

People don''t want to spend all of their hard-earned money on bottles when they can get pure water that doesn''t have those negative side effects. So, why should they choose to drink water from a bottle?

If you do decide to buy bottled water at Clearwater, you need to be sure you''re buying a good quality product. This is where a great place to start is wi


Pinellas County Utilities

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 426877
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 15

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Arsenic
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Barium
  • Chromium (total)
  • Cyanide
  • Dalapon
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Manganese
  • Nitrate
  • Strontium
  • Thallium
  • Vanadium


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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